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Truman, Harry S.



  • Existence: 1884 - 1972

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

James Bruce papers

 Collection 0065-MDHC
Abstract James Bruce (1892-1980) spent most of his life in the world of business and banking, working in both New York and Baltimore. He served variously as president of the Baltimore Trust Company, director of American Airlines, and vice president of the National Dairy Products Corporation. He and his family also had ties to diplomacy and early in his life, just prior to enlistment for World War I, Bruce served as private secretary to his uncle, Thomas Nelson Page, U. S. Ambassador to Italy. Several...

Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUMSWA) records

 Collection 0096-LBR
Abstract The Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUMSWA) was formed in 1934 to unite all shipyard workers regardless of their trade/craft or level of skill. Records include extensive documentation of locals' activities and contracts; national administration; organizing efforts; negotiations; conventions; National Labor Relations Board and National War Labor Board cases; actions taken to stabilize the shipbuilding industry; and relationships with other unions. The IUMSWA...

Legislative Reference Files, 1921-1978

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series includes correspondence, momoranda, transcripts, speeches, clippings, departmental surveys, reports, and official statements on pending bills and legislative issues. Most material is from the dates 1950-1968. Subjects included in the series reflect the historically broad-based nature of the federation's efforts to secure legislation not only of interest to labor, but also of benefit to the whole of American society. Categories for which a substantial volume of...

Philip Murray, 1922-1954

 Series 7
Scope and Contents Includes images of Murray from his years of involvement with the United Mine Workers (UMW), as head of the United Steel Workers of America (USWA), 1936-1952, his involvement with the Committee for Industrial Organization, and as the president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1940-1952. Other images are of Murray's funeral and various memorial ceremonies such as the memorial in Blantyre, Scotland, Murray's birthplace, and images of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation...

Millard E. Tydings papers

 Collection 0150-MDHC
Abstract Millard E. Tydings (1890-1961), a graduate of the Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland Law School, and subsequently a member of the University's Board of Regents, rose through the ranks of Maryland politics to serve with distinction in both the U.S. House and Senate. The majority of documents in the collection are contemporaneous with Tydings' 24 years in the U.S. Senate (1927-1951) and, although there are some personal and business papers, political campaigns and...

Walter Reuther, 1942-1975, and undated

 Series 8
Scope and Contents Includes images of Reuther during his career as head of the United Auto Workers (UAW), 1946-1970, as president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1952-1955, and as president of the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, 1955-1970. Also included are images of memorial ceremonies and dedications in Reuther's honor, such as the dedication of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. Most of the images date from the 1940s through the...

William Green, 1900-1980

 Series 5
Scope and Contents Images document William Green's career, from 1900 to his death in 1952, with a few photos of his funeral, buildings or structures dedicated in his memory, or ceremonies held at his gravesite. Most images are from his time as president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), from 1924 to 1952, particularly from the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. There are numerous images of Green with national and local labor leaders, including John L. Lewis, Philip Murray, George Meany, Walter Reuther,...

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